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Re: Just Starting
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #968107 by Kimbi
Nov 8, 2018 5:16pm
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we're wondering if there are any specific rules or laws about where we can place a letterbox in our area.

By no means a complete list, check the Land Manager Policies section of the help pages. It'll at least give you some information. You can also try googling phrases like "letterboxing in texas state parks" or whatever is relevant to you or the specific website with information about a park you're interested in. Most of them don't typically have information about letterboxing, but if there's a section on geocaching, you'll probably be safe assuming the rules will be similar to letterboxing.

-- Ryan
Re: Just Starting
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #968108 by Wronghat
Nov 8, 2018 8:26pm
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That way you'll see what places people like to letterbox and what places people avoid [...] poison ivy patches

What do you mean to avoid ivy patches? My first plant was in an ivy patch!

Seriously, I didn't know what poison ivy looked like, and I ended up planting in a sparse patch of poison ivy. In my defense, even if I'd know what do look for it was early in the year, before it really got growing. I did end up moving it out of that patch, closer to the trail.
Mailbox?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Nov 9, 2018 7:19pm
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Is everyone else missing their aq mail altogether?
Re: Mailbox?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #968159 by Neoterra
Nov 9, 2018 7:39pm
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Not me.

Hmmmm ... I see that your account is relatively new, and I cannot honestly say I know what the AQ mailbox would look like if I had never sent or received mail ....

So I'll send you an AQ mail and let's see what happens.

Warrior Woman
always game for an experiment
Re: Mailbox?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #968159 by Neoterra
Nov 9, 2018 10:55pm
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Is everyone else missing their aq mail altogether?

I wasn't even sure what you meant by this, so I logged into your account and it appears you minimized your AQ mail widget. And I thought--ah, that's what you meant!

So I maximized it again. Click the + button in the upper-right corner of the page to expand a widget and the - button in the upper-right corner to minimize it. (Which is what you apparently did at some point.)

-- Ryan
Re: Mailbox?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #968163 by Green Tortuga
Nov 10, 2018 9:10am
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Oh thank you, it's working!
Re: Mailbox?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #968160 by Warrior Woman
Nov 10, 2018 9:10am
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Thank you!
Re: Mailbox?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #968163 by Green Tortuga
Nov 10, 2018 9:10am
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Must have done an accidental click.
Can't print clues
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Nov 16, 2018 9:28am
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A bug in the system according to the message.

For now I'll do a screen shot.
Soup's On and the pot is steaming hot !
Re: Can't print clues
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #968403 by Grrly Girl
Nov 16, 2018 9:31am
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I can't view the clues for a box. Do an advanced search, click on a box, click on the link to its clues. Error page displayed.
Re: Can't print clues
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #968403 by Grrly Girl
Nov 16, 2018 9:40am
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I bet it's something Wassa did. *nodding*

-- Ryan, looking into things
Re: Can't print clues
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #968406 by Green Tortuga
Nov 16, 2018 9:57am
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Good thing I got most of my clues printed before it happened.
Tomorrow's event will wait for no one.
Re: Can't print clues
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #968403 by Grrly Girl
Nov 16, 2018 10:31am
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Does viewing and printing clues work for everyone now?

-- Ryan
Re: HELP :/
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #968024 by Moms_Play
Nov 21, 2018 3:44am
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I had a similar issue happen. If you can remember what state they were sent from, post on that states message board.
Saved box name
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Dec 1, 2018 1:26pm
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A while ago we could reserve a Name for a future letterbox we would want to plant. Where can I find this now? I saved one years ago (shame on me) and now I can't find it to plant the box. I'm also to old to remember what the name was too!! Ack!
Memorial pages, or board?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Dec 1, 2018 1:36pm
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For lack of knowing where to ask this I do so any way here. Where would I find this board or those pages. I didn't see any note of them on the head listings. Memorial pages of deceased boxers. Thanks
Re: Memorial pages, or board?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #968956 by Okie Dog
Dec 1, 2018 1:43pm
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Re: Saved box name
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #968955 by The Gamecock
Dec 1, 2018 1:49pm
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A while ago we could reserve a Name for a future letterbox we would want to plant

Go to your logbook. Under Action select Plants. Under Box Type select Traditional. Click on the down arrow for a list. The last one is Reserved.

I hope the one you saved is still there.
Re: Memorial pages, or board?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #968957 by mudflinginfools
Dec 1, 2018 11:33pm
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Thank you, Mud. Er...Kathleen? My CRS is kicking in once again, hope the name is right. Can't remember s--t. oops--anyway, thanks for the info.
Board archives?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Dec 6, 2018 6:36am
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I was bored and thought it might be fun to read board posts of days gone by. But clicking on the numbers (20) at the bottom page, I was only able to go back to Nov 6, 2017. I even tried manually inserting a higher number in the url bar to no avail.

Is there an archive of forum posts somewhere that’s easy to access (excepting the Wayback machine)?

DZ
Re: Board archives?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #969128 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Dec 6, 2018 7:08am
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I couldn't get into older post on a local board until I searched all the boards by keywords...then I could see really really old post from all the boards, but I'm not sure if that's how its supposed to work.
Re: Saved box name
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #968959 by Scooters Mom
Dec 6, 2018 7:09am
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No, I believe I had two reserved. But nothing shows now. Guess they get erased after a while. :(
Thanks for the info!
Re: Board archives?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #969128 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Dec 6, 2018 8:56am
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But clicking on the numbers (20) at the bottom page, I was only able to go back to Nov 6, 2017.

I'm not actually sure which page you're referring to, but I suspect you're looking at a list of "recent" messages rather than "all" messages. It's an important distinction! =)

When you're reading a board, though, if you click the "First" button, it takes you to the first message of the board.

If you want to poke around messages older than a year but not necessarily the very first messages on a board, however, I'd recommend the search boards option. You can specify the year you'd like to search from 2004 to the present. (Message boards began in 2004.) You could explore specific themes across all years as well.

It's also possible to look at the AQ Stats page which shows how many messages were posted each month since the feature was introduced. If you click on one of the months, it'll take you to the messages starting from that month.

-- Ryan
Re: Saved box name
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #969136 by The Gamecock
Dec 6, 2018 8:59am
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I believe I had two reserved. But nothing shows now. Guess they get erased after a while. :(

Reserved boxes never get deleted. Maybe you just mis-remembered listing them after so much time, though? It wouldn't be the first time someone thought they listed a box but then it turned out they didn't! Or started listing a box but forgot to click "save" at the end.

-- Ryan
Re: Saved box name
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #969139 by Green Tortuga
Dec 6, 2018 9:08am
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It wouldn't be the first time someone thought they listed a box but then it turned out they didn't! Or started listing a box but forgot to click "save" at the end.

This is why I always go and do a search for my new listings to be sure they are showing up in the right location, etc.
Re: Board archives?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #969138 by Green Tortuga
Dec 6, 2018 12:42pm
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Ah, ok I see now. Thanks Ryan, helpful as always. Appreciated! 😄
How to change box type on listing
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Dec 7, 2018 8:49pm
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I just made a postcard for a ring exchange. I set it up as an “Other” type box but now I can’t add it to the tracker. I should have made it an LTC. I was about to delete it when I realized that I’d lose my AQ number which is already written on the cards. Is it too late to change it to an LTC, and if not, how do I do that?
Re: How to change box type on listing
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #969175 by detective
Dec 7, 2018 9:23pm
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You get one of the admins to fix it. AQ-mail Green Tortuga and ask if he will fix it for you.
Re: How to change box type on listing
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #969175 by detective
Dec 7, 2018 9:32pm
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I've gone ahead and changed it.

Happy trails!

-- Ryan
Spoiler tags?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Dec 8, 2018 7:01am
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I’m wondering if it’s possible to turn on or enable spoiler tags on this site?

I stumbled across a cool artist I thought would be fun to share with the LTCer in a forum post but as I scrolled through her work, I noticed there were a couple of paintings/drawings that showed hints of boobies (albeit cartoony and manga-ish). Nothing that should offend but it would have been nice to spoiler it thus adhering to the *”2 click rule” if I decided to put a google search link to her stuff.

Also I notice that several posters like to discuss movies and TV shows. Spoiler tags would allow one to discuss the show in a general way but also have some plot elements hidden so as not to spoil it for those yet to see it.

Just a suggestion.